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Published August 17, 2012, 04:51 PM

Man faces charges for abandoning his dog in Colorado

Colorado (WDAY TV) -- A man now faces a criminal charge of cruelty to animals for abandoning his dog on one of Colorado's tallest mountains.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

Colorado (WDAY TV) -- A man now faces a criminal charge of cruelty to animals for abandoning his dog on one of Colorado's tallest mountains.

Anthony Ortolani said he left the German Shepherd when a storm moved in. He had to get a young hiker to safety and said the dog couldn't walk because her feet were cut up from rocks.

The dog was later found by other hikers. They carried her out in a backpack.

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